Table 3

Simulated impact of tobacco price increases on current smoking prevalence and per capita cigarette consumption by income quintiles, Korea

% changes in tobacco priceTotalQ1 (lowest)Q2Q3Q4Q5 (highest)Q1–Q5
Current smoking prevalence (%)
 No change22.9325.6924.3023.8121.8818.856.84
 10% increase21.9424.5123.3022.9421.2318.266.25
 20% increase20.9923.3822.3422.1120.6017.695.69
 30% increase20.0922.3021.4221.3020.0017.135.17
 40% increase19.2221.2720.5420.5319.4016.604.68
 50% increase18.3920.3019.6919.7818.8316.084.22
 60% increase17.5919.3618.8819.0618.2715.573.79
 70% increase16.8318.4718.1118.3717.7315.083.39
 80% increase16.1117.6217.3617.7017.2114.613.01
 90% increase15.4116.8116.6517.0516.7014.152.65
 100% increase14.7416.0315.9616.4316.2113.712.32
Per capita cigarette consumption (cigarettes/day)
 No change2.943.473.283.092.642.231.23
 10% increase2.873.393.243.002.612.171.22
 20% increase2.803.313.202.922.582.111.20
 30% increase2.743.243.162.842.552.051.19
 40% increase2.673.173.132.762.531.991.17
 50% increase2.613.103.092.692.501.941.16
 60% increase2.553.033.052.622.471.891.14
 70% increase2.482.963.022.552.451.831.13
 80% increase2.432.902.982.482.421.781.11
 90% increase2.372.832.952.412.391.731.10
 100% increase2.312.772.912.342.371.691.08